Hoosiers have the right to live in peace. Yet, too many of our friends and neighbors are living in fear.
Every county in Indiana has a coalition of community members working to fight substance abuse. As envisioned by then-Gov. Evan Bayh and the state legislators, these coalitions would be self-funded by local drivers convicted of drunken driving.
Christopher Deutsch, director of communications for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals prepares to pass a gavel to Porter County Judge Julia Jent on Monday during the the Porter County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation ceremony at the North Porter County Government Comple…
Officials gather Monday for the The Porter County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation ceremony at the North Porter County Government Complex. From left is Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, County Commissioner Nancy Adams, Chief Justice of the Indiana Court of Appeals Margaret Robb, and …
Veterans, officials and others gather Monday at the North Porter County Government Complex for the Porter County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation ceremony. Adam Allen, a mentor volunteer program organizer is at lower right. Six local veterans completed the drug court program, and were hon…
Paul R., of Hobart and a graduate of the Porter County Veterans Treatment Court, stands with graduates, officials, and others during the playing of the National Anthem at the Veterans Treatment Court Graduation ceremony Monday at the North Porter County Government Complex. The National Assoc…
Actor and guest speaker Harry Lennix, center, poses for photographs after the Drug Court commencement at the Gary City Court.
Drug Court graduate Jermaine Epps prays with others during the program's commencement at Gary City Court.
Drug Court graduate Marcell Mapps, center, is congratulated after receiving his diploma from the program during a commencement at the Gary City Court.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso resident Stacy Biggs was given a shot Friday to clear two felony burglary counts from her record by completing the county's drug treatment court program.
VALPARAISO | It turns out a Valparaiso woman will not be going to drug court while her daughter sits in prison after the pair pleaded guilty to dealing heroin together.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso woman was found unresponsive in her car Monday night after authorities said she huffed five cans of compressed air.
For at least the past decade, Porter County has been a leader in Indiana in juvenile justice reform. As one of three family court pilot sites in Indiana, we have implemented many programs designed to assist children and families as they struggle through the juvenile justice system.
PORTAGE | Five years after starting up Porter County's adult drug court program, Porter Superior Judge Julia Jent is expanding the approach to serve combat veterans.
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